Supreme Nature 52 – Week 3

Crow perched on bush growing out of derelict industrial building near Dalmarnock in Glasgow, Scotland - stock image from Dunmaglas Photography

Crow perched on bush growing on of derelict building

A crow perched on a spiky tree growing out of the tower of a derelict brick industrial building near Dalmarnock in Glasgow Scotland. Most of this building has collapsed, seemingly due to a fire, and only the tower and a single wall remains standing. This is on the edge of the area that is being redeveloped for the 2014 Commonwealth Games and other urban regeneration projects, where many other abandoned industrial sites have already been cleared.

The top of the tower is covered in grass and wild flowers but the tree appears to be dead – appropriately reflecting the state of its host structure. The presence of the crow, symbolised as a harbinger of death, adds further to the concept. Just as nature has cycles of death, decay and renewal – so too does the  man-made environment and the forms of our cities. The effects of plant roots and water seepage, as well as weathering, would eventually cause the tower to crumble and collapse unless it is demolished first.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s